Library to host true crime panel with 'Crooked City' producer, other local crime experts
'Crooked City' has quickly become one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Local listeners can go behind the scenes of the podcast this Thursday with a group of local crime experts.
In the podcast, producer Mark Smerling takes a deep dive into Youngstown's mob scene, Jim Traficant, and law enforcement's efforts to take down organized crime in the city.
On Thursday, Genealogy and Local History Librarian Tim Seman will moderate a discussion on Youngstown's storied history with crime, with panelists that include Johnny Chechitelli, a 'Crooked City' producer; Bertram de Sousa, a former Vindicator columnist; Fred Viehe, a YSU Professor Emeritus of History; and Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains.
It's part of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County's (PLYMC) True Crime Series. The discussion runs from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the library's main branch.
Tickets for the panel are free, but registration is required. To register, click here.